past-posting

Pope: A Tote/Wagering System for Everyone

One Thursday in April of 1979, Keeneland president Ted Bassett let me use his box to entertain an NBC executive. He knew I was trying to sell the television rights to what is now the Rolex 3-Day Event. I was not involved with Thoroughbreds at that time, so it wasn’t until reading Ted’s award-winning autobiography, […]

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CHRB releases report on Turf Paradise simulcast tote malfunction

While the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission investigataion into the Life At Ten incident from last Nov. 5 at the Breeders’ Cup world championships is ongoing after 114 days, the California Horse Racing Board has wrapped up its report on a tote malfunction that occurred in late January, involving a simulcast race from Turf Paradise. Hats […]

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PAULICK REPORT 2009: THE YEAR THAT WAS

By Bradford Cummings It is amazing what a difference a year makes at the Paulick Report. Traffic has more than doubled, debate is livelier than ever and Ray has pledged to stop talking about jet lag. (I’ll believe it when I see it…or don’t see it) We made a cross-country trip to the Breeders’ Cup […]

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HOLLYWOOD PARK PAST-POSTING INCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION

By Ray PaulickBetting windows at 33 simulcast sites remained open on Saturday’s Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park until after the Grade 3 stakes race had been run because they did not receive a stop betting signal from the Scientific Games tote system that contracts with California racetracks to handle pari-mutuel wagering. According to […]

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THOROUGHBRED TIMES RIP OFF

I felt a little angst when a friend called Monday night to say that “someone at the Thoroughbred Times is reading the Paulick Report, because they ripped off your story about past-posting on a race from Philadelphia Park and didn’t give you any credit.”   I was in the middle of a dinner celebrating my […]

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NEW KY COMMISSION IN GOOD HANDS

It’s become something of a tradition in Kentucky politics for newly elected governors to dissolve the regulatory body for horse racing and create their own racing board. It’s something Brereton Jones, Ernie Fletcher and now Steve Beshear have done. Governors in most other states are content to merely fill racing commissions with their hand-picked appointees […]

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